Today the IPCC made official what people who were paying attention already knew, which is that the effects of climate change are already appearing, and that the people affected most acutely are residents of the poorest regions in the world. Even as developed nations dither about how to solve the problem we have caused before it affects us, people in poorer nations are dealing day to day with the effects of our actions, and are completely powerless to do anything about it since their carbon emissions are negligible.